Oh, so it's sad when it's a black president but it was just fine when Bill Clinton's second inauguration was on MLK day.
The general procedure is that if such an event falls on a Sunday then it'll be moved to Monday. It just so happens that Presidential inaugurations occurred long before MLK was born. Now, go do some research.
Yes, let those who have actually done something for the good of the nation get the recognition they deserve and do the inauguration the next day, its just one day to show what mlk jr was all about, its only one day but the public doesn't see it that way.
Hes just not what the country needed, I feel he turned his back on the people, especially those in need of an ecomonomic boost to the country. We just have to sit and watch how bad the next 4 years are going to be. God bless us.
In a way it's a fitting tribute. Obama's election (or that of any black president) wouldn't have been possible without the work that King and many others did. Obama's inauguration today doesn't detract from the MLK holiday one bit.
He devalues everything MLK stood for. He hasn't done anything to lift black people up and empower them to make a better life for themselves, he has only destroyed opportunities and worked to further enslave blacks to dependency on the government.
Better tell that to the nearly 100% of blacks who voted to re-elect Obama. They need to listen to white people telling them how the first black president is trying to enslave them.
Not sad. But you're right. It might have been better to do the inaguration another day instead.